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The Three Vikings

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Three Vikings set out on a daring quest in this thoughtful picture book that shines a light on teamwork and individuality by Ezra Jack Keats Honor-winning creator.

Three Vikings were dreaming of Valhalla: an enchanted land full of possibility where only the strongest and bravest can enter. The littlest Viking is neither the strongest nor the bravest, though he is the most c
Hardcover, 34 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by Henry Holt and Company
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Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Adam Auerbach Fans / Readers Looking for Children's Stories About Heroism & Musicianship
Three Vikings dream of getting to Valhalla in this third picture-book from author/illustrator Adam Auerbach. One of the Vikings is sure he'll get in, for he is the strongest. Another is positive she'll make it, because she is the bravest. The smallest amongst them is a gentle musician, and although he attempts to be helpful on their quest, he often finds that the others must come to the rescue. When the trio finally cross the rainbow bridge to Valhalla, he has to wonder: what does he bring...?

May 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Three Vikings journey to Vallhalla.

After being summoned by a dream, three Vikings set off on a journey to Vallhalla. One is assured a place because he is strong. One is assured a place because she is brave. But the third Viking's qualifications are presented as uncertain although (view spoiler)
Bright images created with pen and ink, watercolor, and digital color accompany an usual story featuring three Vikings and the journey to Valhalla, something not usually found in children's books. While the older two Vikings are sure they will one day make their way to Valhalla because of their attributes, the younger and smaller one keeps boasting that he also will go there, but it isn't clear what he has to offer. When they encounter a troll, a kraken, and a dragon, the littlest Viking tries t ...more
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Three Vikings, a man, a woman, and "the littlest one" dream about a summons to Valhalla, imagined in this children's tale as a magical place with never ending feasts. On their quest to Valhalla, the little Viking unsuccessfully attempts to help by singing on his lyre, but the strongest and bravest Vikings save the day by defeating the troll and kraken. During the third trial, the bravest and strongest Vikings give up their shields to a dragon so the little Viking can keep his lyre. When they fin ...more
Teresa Edmunds
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Though this tale is a simple one, its message that everyone has something to contribute to the world, is an important one. Three vikings dream of going to Valhalla, the magical place for Vikings. On their way they meet challenges and two of the vikings use their talents of strength and courage to save the day. The third and smallest viking wants to be of useful, but his talent of music never seems to be help. Despite disappointment, he keeps trying and his efforts pay off in the end. I think it ...more
Villain E
May 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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There are three vikings. They want to get to Valhalla. One is strong. One is brave. One is a musician. The strong one and the brave one are obviously useful. But is the musician able to earn his way into Valhalla? It's a kids' book so probably.
Apr 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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Three Vikings set out for Valhalla and two are able to demonstrate on the way, why they'll get enter. The smallest isn't sure, but finds their voice once they get there.
Edward Sullivan
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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A fun, upbeat quest story boldly illustrated.
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
love the illustrations, cute story
Lisa Swope
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What makes a Viking worthy of Valhalla? Is it strength? Bravery? What if all you have is music?
(Band geeks will love this one!)
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Delightful fun. Cute illustrations.
Kelly didn't reach out to me. And that ending....ugh.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun book with a great lesson! Excellent illustrations.
Has a solid message that we all can do something to contribute.
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Even more fun to read when the author is sharing it during a meet the author visit!
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